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Submitted: Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 17:34
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Hi all, I am trying to get Mr Toyota to help me out with my 2003 TD cruiser, it seems that I am a very bad driver!!

I can, at best, get about 16L/100km, Now i have driven this in all manners, in all climates,in all conditions and cannot better that(even coasted down hills!!)
The Toyota info claims an average of 11L/100km depending on a few variables.

I have challenged Mr Toyota to show me how to get that, I will supply the fuel he can show me. I am asking members to please put a quick post under this with your average usage so I have a bit more ammo as i reckon i have a dud.

My rig is a manual, i have removed roof rack and other accessories, I run 285's but even with the stockers it was the same.

Thanks in advance for your help
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 18:11

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 18:11
I get around that economy towing my camper with my T/D auto. It has been running fairly rough most of its life and I recently had it serviced elsewhere coz I have had enough of Toyo service and they asked me where the hell it had been serviced before. They said that the valve adjustement was so far out as to be ridiculous and that obviously whoever had done it before didn't really have a clue what they were doing. Now it runs much smoother but I have not checked the economy for ages. Maybe next major service should be at a diesel specialist service place.
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Reply By: Simon C - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 18:37

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 18:37
We run a fleet of (5) 2003 100Series TD with Autos as Company Vehicles, and I am always seeing 11's to 12's per 100 on our Fleet reports. City and Highway. Std set up (no options except Alloy bars up the front) These Guys travel 50 to 60K per year

The (4) 4.2 TD (Intercooled) Patrols are getting 14's to 15's per hundred (manual G/box)

Simon C

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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 19:34

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 19:34
Best is 16 ?? They should have checked injectors, fuel pump calibration and valve clearance.
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Follow Up By: Jayson - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 22:21

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 22:21
2002 TD manual with 235/85 16's, roof rack, steel bar, drawers, snorkel, second spare, wife, two kids, dog, etc.
Driving around Karratha with air con on all the time 14.5litres/100kms
Driving around Perth on holidays and air con best is 11.75ltrs/100kms
Driving to Perth with 6x4 box trailer 1600kms 15.5-16ltrs/100kms
I fill tank to the brim every fill and work out fuel usage every top up.
These averages are for over 2.5 years and 50 000kms.
Hope this helps
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Reply By: Croozer - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 23:27

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 23:27
My 2004 TD Auto over 14,000km around oz running 285 BFG AT,s Steel ARB R/Rack, ARB Bull Bar & Winch, Kaymar Rear Bar returned about 13.3 litres per 100km. When we first picked it up (no accessories fitted) on the 800km trip home travelling much of it at 110km/h we got about 10.5 litres per 100km.
Hope this helps,
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Reply By: Chucky - Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 23:53

Thursday, Mar 24, 2005 at 23:53
I have a 80 series with aftermarket turbo intercooler running 16 psi boost and the worst I have ever got is 16lt/100km. And that was towing 1.1ton of offroad C/T A/C on and I cross the great dividing range 8 times on that trip. I also have roof racks, steel front and rear bars, 265 litre fuel tank and 40 liter water tank, as well as being fully loaded for the trip.
With out roof rack, adn 3 blokes for a weekend camping I got 12.5 lt/100km and thats with a small amount (less than 75km) of low range 4wding.
Sounds to me that there is something wrong with your 100 cruiser.
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Reply By: Member - Snatchem (WA) - Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 19:01

Friday, Mar 25, 2005 at 19:01
Robsoff Mine's a 2004 T/D auto and the best fuel economy I have had is country running at about 100-110 kms a hour 10lts per 100 kms in the city 12-13 lts per 100kms. which I'm sure is a lot better than some sedan size cars.

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Reply By: fozzy - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 11:31

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 11:31
consumption for first tank or two was araound 12-13l/100km mix of city/country
then added few extras and went to about 14l/100km
worst is about 20l/100km -4 adults loaded up,roofrack with about 2feet of stuff,trailer with 3 m/bikes etc etc
lots of variables ie tyre pressures,285's will make difference also
have u owned from new? if not have any mods been made etc
16l/100km on unloaded car even with heavy foot does sound a bit much
fozzy 2004 td auto-with a few extras
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Follow Up By: Robsoff - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 14:09

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 14:09
Fozzy, I have owned it from new. The economy has never been any good right from the word go, my first drive was from brisbane down to Gunnedah. On this trip I was running it in so ran very "softly" and throughout the rev range. Sub tank-330km, main-550, this was and still is the best ever economy i have had.

Yes i put an ARB bar on the front, then drove to Darwin wher i put the winch, spotties etc on but still had horrendous economy the whole time,ran to 25k and then put the 285's on. Even converting back to the rolling diameter it still works out roughly the same. I just calculated my economy for a trip to the kimberley's and another to Gunnedah and return, some of this was loaded and some empty, basically it works out to between 15.8 and 18.9L/100 for the whole lot

Had the outlaws follow us on the easter weekend, they kept right on my hammer the whole time and we did 650km, guess what, I was down to my last 1/3 of the main after using my sub first, and they were still on their main!!

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Reply By: fozzy - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 14:35

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 14:35
i am running bfg and a/t 285/75/16 for previous figures
definitely looks like you have problem with economy as my figures were with car pretty loaded and im not very light on the pedal-especially overtaking etc and i have roof rack which is atrocious for fiuel economy.also mine combines off rd and highway use after initial cple tanks.
mate has sahara(t/d auto 2003 i think) and he was getting about 12-13l/100 with rack on and when off round 11l/100km(highway)
had 100 series 98 petrol auto 100k on clock and drove from adelaide to melb and got 16l/100k standard everything and no gear on board.
think your prob right in saying your car has a problem with fuel consumption
good luck

cheers fozzy
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